Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA - 291 Varietal | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA - 291 VarietalSierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA - 291 Varietal
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with Yakima #291 Hops

Added by lordofstarside on 02-16-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
633
Reviews:
135
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
10.16%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
65
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 633 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of corby112
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy, bright golden orange color with a three finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention with streaks and sheets of soapy lacing coating the glass on the way down.

Dank floral hop aroma with some earthy pine resins, grass and spruce tip countered citrus/tropical fruit and pale malt. Very inviting and complex with earthy, sweet citrus and pale malt notes bouncing off of each other. Lots of melon and tropical fruit along with some juicy berries. Fresh cut grass and straw along with pineapple, mango dark berries, melon and stone fruit. Pale malt presence with bread and biscuit. The melon and dank hop really notes stand out. Nice.

Medium body with a blast of dank, earthy hops that linger over sweeter fruit notes and a pale malt backbone into a bone dry finish. Dry and bitter up front with piney hops, grass and resinous oils along with straw and spruce tip. These earthier notes are countered by strong tropical fruit sweetness with hints of citrus peel, dark berries, orange peel and juicy melon. I'm picking up honeydew and berry along with ruby red grapefruit, orange peel and mango. Faint malt backbone but just enough for balance with bread, biscuit and subtle caramel. Well rounded and excellently balance. Very easy to drink but packs a lot of flavor. ABV isn't too high but it's nicely masked with no heat whatsoever. Another solid entry in this series from Sierra Nevada.

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Photo of gregcordle
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Epicfail97081
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ericstites
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of frio80
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IckyT2012
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I don't understand why this isn't tasted higher. I love this beer. I love this hop. Super bitter bite up front, piney as its going down, and sweet citrus aftertaste. Best of all worlds, this might be the perfect hop.

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Photo of eschlue
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zotzot
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of agreenman19
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dconstandinesouthern
3.27/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BobMessina
3.16/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Berty_k
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of poohbearzeccola
3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BradtheGreat7
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review taken March 2014.

24oz brown bomber bottle that's just massive shaped in traditional SN style. Not the best label from them and not as good as the former harvest ales of a few years ago, but it's not awful. Clearly stats brewed with Yamika 291 varietal hops.

A - yellow golden with a slight hint of orange haze. Slightly off white head pours nice leaving a fantastic sticky ring of lace.

S - fruity aroma with hints of apricot and a big whiff of blueberry. Cracker like malt balances the hops with notes of fresh straw, hop spice, and floral hop notes in the back end.

T - more black pepper spice than the aroma but still shows the same fruitiness with berry like notes. Breaded cracker malt balances a terrific end shot of fresh blueberry notes. Some real freshness to this flavor with a green like character.

M - medium bodied and not quite as thick in texture as your usual SN ipa. Very drinkable and the blueberry makes for a nice flavor with the 291's doing a good job. A very balanced and easy going ipa. Fresh green hop flavors with a malt balance. Smooth mouthfeel.

O - one of the better SN releases with these new Harvest ipa's. Pretty simple but still outstanding and easy going enough anyone could enjoy. I'd buy this again.

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Photo of CJNAPS
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ferrari29
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.08/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of robear
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of DrMindbender
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Nazzz
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA - 291 Varietal from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.84 out of 5 based on 633 ratings.
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